Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, released last week on Universal Motown, debuted very strong, claiming the top slots at Albums on the Hill, Independent Records and Twist & Shout for the week ending November 14. Cee Lo Green's Lady Killer, meanwhile, issued last week on ... More >>
Someone’s rockin’ my dreamboat… The latest edition of Beyond Playlist includes reviews of the Jonas Brothers' A Little Bit Longer; the original soundtrack to the film Hallam Foe, featuring numerous Domino Records artists; a jazz compilation, Justin Time Records 25th Anniversary Collection; a ... More >>
Kelly Clarkson My December (RCA) How did I know that Ms. Clarkson’s latest would be a commercial disappointment? Because I kinda like it. Don’t get me wrong: The disc doesn’t exactly qualify as an artistic triumph – not given the surplus of mock-profound couplets exemplified by “I’m str ... More >>
Nothing scarier, wilder or more attractive to JJ Grey than a strong woman.
Saturday, January 13, Dazzle, 303-839-5100.
Fast reviews of recent releases
Olu Dora mixes his musical styles easily.
Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.
The Aluminum Group, Patricia Barber, Schneider TM, The Souvenirs
May 13-19, 1999
Wynton Marsalis set out to make a masterpiece. Fatal mistake.
The biggest musical winners from 1996.
Are Denver listeners getting the radio they deserve? A Backbeat investigation.
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS DISCS PROVIDE SOME ROUGH SLEDDING.
CASSANDRA WILSON MAKES JAZZ MEANT FOR THE MASSES--AND SHE KNOWS IT.